Our Client, and Author Eugene F. Elander

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Eugene Francis Elander is a published poet, journalist, newspaper columnist, and man of many careers who has several books in preparation.  His first poem, The Vision,  won the Dayton ( Ohio ) Poet’s Guild New Poet’s Prize when he was sixteen years old.  He took a break from writing poetry in order to attend college, and graduate school in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Pacific University .  After a distinguished career as a college and university professor, agency executive director, and specialist in safety and security concerns, he relocated from Connecticut to Vermont in 1994 as owner/proprietor of an old age home he had purchased.  Returning to poetry, he was chosen poet laureate of Pownal , Vermont for his poem Pownal People in 1998.

 

Other published poems by Mr. Elander include The Tape That Won The West, a humorous poem about duct tape as a means of protecting Americans from terrorism as advised by the Department of Homeland Security, which was anthologized in The Other Side of Sorrow.  He was selected by Poetry.com as one of The Best Poets of 2005.  His romantic poetry has been inspired by his wife, Birgit, and his first book of poems, The Right Click, is dedicated to her.  That book covers the entire history of their relationship, in verse, from their meeting over the Internet to their present life in New Hampshire and her homeland, Gotland , Sweden .  It is a heartwarming love story. They have co-authored a sequel about their travels and life together, titled: The World Click and published by Elander Press, their fledgling publishing company based in Dahlonega, Georgia and Gotland, Sweden.

 

Mr. Elander published a bi-weekly newspaper in New London , Connecticut from 1974 to 1984.  This ethnic newspaper won numerous awards including the coveted Best Small City Newspaper twice, and helped in the resettlement of Soviet refugees and the establishment of a family and children’s service.  Besides handling all aspects of publication, from composition to photography, Mr. Elander authored a regular column. He has also been a regular columnist for the Dayton Daily News and North Adams (MA) Transcript, and has written occasional pieces for the New York Times, Newsweek, the Binghamton Sun, the Bennington Banner, and Connecticut and New Hampshire papers.  He was a member of the official Readers Panel for the Hartford Courant newspaper which honored him as an Outstanding Letter Writer.

 

Other books underway include ‘The Goat of God’, a theological fantasy tracing the history of the sacrificial goat sent off into the wilderness bearing the sins of the people on the first Day of Atonement; and ‘Turning the Tide’ Against Terrorism, covering the root causes of the September 11 tragedy and how to best handle terrorism today.  His academic background in economics has led to Cooperatism: A Non-Adversarial Economic System for the New Millennium, which was the focus of his advanced work at Columbia Pacific University in San Rafael , California and is now being developed into a serious book offering a new approach to the timeless search for a better economic system.

 

Perhaps Mr. Elander’s proudest achievement has been the three additional verses of America the Beautiful which he authored in the wake of September 11, 2001 and which were made part of the Congressional Record.  The first of these verses reads:

 

Oh Beautiful, for heroes all,

In buildings, or on plane;

For those who answered to the call,

Whom we’ll not see again;

America , America , sometimes your path is hard;

But we’ll not fail, right will prevail,

With faith in you, and God.

 

Mr. Elander resides with his wife Birgit in  Dahlonega , Georgia  and Gotland , Sweden .  Besides serving as adjunct economics faculty at Plymouth State University and formerly Southern New Hampshire University, he was the Animal Control Officer, Deputy Code and Deputy Health Officer for Farmington , New Hampshire , and an active volunteer with Birgit.    Birgit, who retired from Business Services at the University of New Hampshire in May 2005, is author of some of the poems in The World Click, and is the inspiration for the others.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Eugene Elander won the Young Poets Award at 16 from the Dayton Poets Guild for his poem, The Vision.  He was chosen Poet Laureate of Pownal, Vermont and was a member of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire until moving to Dahlonega, Georgia..  His three new verses titled America the Beautiful: September 11, 2001 were widely acclaimed and read into the Congressional Record by U.S. Senator Chris Dodd.  He has won numerous other poetry awards and has authored three volumes of poetry: The Right Click, The World Click, and Journeyings, all written from 2004 to 2006, in the U.S. and Sweden.

 

Mr. Elander is an economist and college lecturer, and has been an agency executive director, publisher of a weekly newspaper, emergency management consultant, investigator; and former animal control officer, deputy code enforcement and health officer for Farmington, New Hampshire.  He and his wife Birgit, who co-authored The World Click, divide their time between Georgia and her homeland, Gotland, Sweden.  Several other novels are underway, including a sequel to The Goat of God.  A self-help book, Empowerment: Taking Charge of Your Life’ and ‘Turning the Tides’ is now a completed work  He writes frequently for OpEdNews.com and other news and opinion services, and is president of his own Elander Press.

 

As to my current background, I am a semi-retired professor of economics and business administration, presently teaching part time at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia.  I have also headed a number of social agencies, worked as a safety and security
consultant to FEMA and the New Hampshire Office of Emergency Management, helped with U.S. Census 2000 and 2010, and written three previous works of poetry originally published by PublishAmerica: The Right Click, The World Click, and Journeyings.

 

I also published a weekly newspaper in New London, CT for ten years, have been a newspaper columnist and OpEd writer, and am presently affiliated with OpEdNews.com, for which I regularly submit OpEds for worldwide distribution.  My first poetry award
came when I was 16, by the Dayton Poets Guild, for my poem The Vision, and I was named Poet Laureate of Pownal, Vermont.
I am a founding member of the Stonepile Writers Group in Dahlonega, GA, but my wife and I spend summers in her homeland, Gotland, Sweden.  Thank you for considering representing me on behalf of any or all of the three works outlined above.  Please
let me know of any additional materials which would be helpful to you and your agency. All three books have been copyrighted.

 

Eugene F. Elander, 232 Wahsega Way, Dahlonega GA 30533and Stånga Box 89, 62315 Stånga, Gotland, Sweden (011 498 48 24 45).   Email address:  eelanders@yahoo.com (both locations).  We will be in Sweden until mid-August, 2010.

 

PUBLISHED BOOKS – Kindle and Paperback version to follow shortly…

 

Turning the Tides cover by Eugene Elander

 

Book Description
Publication Date: June 3, 2009
The ancient Romans asked the question: “Who will watch the watchers?”

In our own age as we face the scourge of global terrorism, we must also ask a further question: “Who will turn the tides?” Each of us can play a role in answering both of those questions. The manner in which we answer them, the forms of our responses, the challenge of maintaining our humanity in the face of inhumanity, will determine the quality of our lives, and the fate of future generations as well. This book is dedicated to believing in a future which we can reach, and to reaching a future in which we can believe through the storyline of an everyday American, Eugene, who happened to participate in some extraordinary circumstances. Culminating in the development of the SCOPE and CENTURION programs, this novel is a must read for all those interested in watching the watchers and turning the tides against the forces of chaos and destruction.

Information is also included in the book on how to obtain a safety and security analysis based on the tenets of the SCOPE and CENTURION programs.

About the Author:

Eugene Elander won the Young Poets Award at 16 from the Dayton Poets Guild for his poem, The Vision. He was chosen Poet Laureate of Pownal, Vermont and was a member of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire until moving to Dahlonega, Georgia.. His three new verses titled “America the Beautiful: September 11, 2001” were widely acclaimed and read into the Congressional Record by U.S. Senator Chris Dodd. He has won numerous other poetry awards and has authored three volumes of poetry: “The Right Click”, “The World Click”, and “Journeyings”, all written from 2004 to 2006, in the U.S. and Sweden. In 2008, his novel “The Goat of God” was published by Signalman Publishing in a Kindle edition available via Amazon.com.

Mr. Elander is an economist and college lecturer, and has been an agency executive director, emergency management consultant, investigator; and former animal control officer, deputy code enforcement and health officer for Farmington, New Hampshire. He and his wife Birgit, who co-authored “The World Click”, divide their time between Georgia and her homeland, Gotland, Sweden.

Several other novels are in the works, including a sequel to “The Goat of God”, and the recently-completed semi-autobiographical “Turning the Tides”, which focuses on intelligence work and counter-terrorism. . The tragic events of September 11, 2001 are commemorated by the inclusion of those new verses for America the Beautiful as the novel’s foreword.

For ten years, Mr. Elander published an award-winning weekly newspaper in New London, Connecticut. He has served on the Readers’ Panel for The Hartford Courant, and has authored articles, op-ed pieces, and columns as a freelance journalist. He is now associated on-line with OpEdNews.com and is the president of his own Elander Press.
Publisher: Solstice Publishing

Print Length: 209 pages
Publisher: Signalman Publishing (June 3, 2009)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

 

“EMPOWERMENT” Taking Charge of Your Life

Empowerment large cover Empowerment_TakingChargeofyourLife Eugene Elander

 

 

Book Description
Publication Date: February 11, 2014
In Chapter One of Walden, Henry David Thoreau notes that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.” EMPOWERMENT: TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE advises its readers on just how to avoid that “desperation trap” through a set of specific approaches to effective handling of our daily financial and economic challenges. Nothing could be more important to our lives.

 

Consumer economist and author Dr. Eugene F. Elander explains clearly and thoroughly, step by effective step, how each of us can take control of our lives away from the many corporate, government, and agency forces which seek to dominate us and determine our decisions. This allows us to become “the masters of our fates and the captains of our souls” as William Ernest Henley put it. We can become Empowered; we deserve no less.

 

You can take charge of your own destiny by learning and applying techniques which allow you to deal effectively with “the system” – the forces which seek to control us and our lives. Chapter by chapter and step by step, Empowerment: Taking Charge of Your Life provides tried and true ways of dealing with common issues and solving real-life problems.

 

For all of us who are frustrated trying to cope with an increasingly-impersonal system which neglects our needs, Empowerment:Taking Charge of Your Life by Dr. Eugene F. Elander will provide a key set of answers.

 

Product Details
File Size: 1738 KB
Print Length: 162 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Solstice Horizons Publishing; 1 edition (February 11, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

 

“THE GOAT OF GOD”

The Goat of God cover - Eugene Elander

 

Book Description

Publisher: Solstice Publishing
Publication Date: February 27, 2014
Meet Zael, The Goat of God, the first scapegoat in history, upon whom the sins of the Hebrew people were placed in the Sinai Desert on the very first Day of Atonement. Zael is sent off into the wilderness, called Azazael, according to biblical tradition. The Goat of God traces Zael’s transition from goat to human in order to bear those sins, becoming a witness to history in the process.

More than that, Zael is tasked to develop and edit the Old Testament, the chronicle of the ancient Israelite people. Because of the burden of sins, not his own, which had been placed upon him, Zael cannot either age or die until his task is completed. The Testament he ultimately produces goes far beyond human history, however, as it also details the presence and evolving role of the Almighty in that history. The book ends with a unique meeting between The Goat of God and The Prince of Peace, Jesus.

The Goat of God is inspiring for people of all faiths, without being preachy, according to a professional critique done on the book. Zael journeys throughout the ancient Middle East, but his spiritual journey is one which we may take today, in our own lives, as we seek answers to humanity’s eternal questions. Zael’s quest is mirrored in the spiritual search we all endeavor.

 

Product Details
File Size: 1337 KB
Print Length: 245 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Solstice Horizons Publishing; 1 edition (February 27, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

 

 

 

                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

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